Make Your Own Paint

Let us gather some items which are needed to prepare our own painters paint.

  • Acrylic paint
  • Bucket
  • Powder grout
  • Flour
  • Tempera
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Screened clay
  • Pot
  • Mica

Let us have a look at the steps involved for preparing Chalkboard paint:

  • Take the desired color of acrylic paint, powder tile grout and a bucket.
  • Now put one cup of acrylic paint in the bucket.
  • Add 2 tablespoon of powder tile grout to this paint mixture and mix it well.
  • Mix it well until it has no lumps in it.
  • Now you can use this paint to decorate your walls, objects and even furniture!

The steps involved for preparing your own finger paints are:

  • Take flour, tempera, salt, cold water and a pot for preparing the finger paints.
  • Now mix 2 cups of flour with 4 cups of cold water in the pot.
  • Cook your mixture over low flame.
  • As the mixture starts thickening, you will have to take the pot off the stove.
  • Before proceeding further, allow this mixture to cool.
  • Now add dry tempera to this.
  • Lastly add a dash of salt to this mixture to complete the process.

Now let us make flour paint:

  • Take screened clay filler in the color that you want your paint to be.
  • Mix one cup of flour with 2 cups of cold water.
  • Now, boil 1 ½ cups of water and add the flour mixture to this.
  • Make sure to reduce the flame to low.
  • Take a separate bowl and mix one cup of clay with half cup of mica and then add this to the flour mixture.
  • Mix all of them together until it reaches your desired consistency.

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